Recommended Websites and Resources

Recommended Websites and Resources

Websites and resource links

One of the issues for those of us working in the sector can be time consuming keeping up with the latest research and information. So we have pulled together some of the best websites which have excellent resources and updates to support you with your work.

New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services 

The NZCCSS has a section called policy watch- which  provides a great selection of the latest news, research reports and policy developments in the social service field. You can subscribe to the newsletter as well providing information into your inbox, so you don’t need to go searching.

The Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand

This is an umbrella organisation for those who identify health promotion as part of their work.  Their website is full or resources covering all different aspects of health promotion including Maori and community health. They have a great newsletter you can sign up to in order to keep up-to-date with what is happening in this field.

Age Concern

Information and news to support people to age well and those working and advocating for the older person.

COMET Auckland

COMET Auckland state their purpose as being to advance education for Auckland by supporting and connecting education initiatives across the city. They run a variety of programmes across Auckland all to do with the advancement of education in the region. Current programmes include Literacy, Auckland Languages Strategy, SouthSci, Skills Auckland, Learning Auckland and Mātauranga Māori. Their website is full of resources form each of these programmes as well as information and resources on past programmes.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Not only do they have a comprehensive list of organisations and services you can also search for information and advice, as well as looking at each of the local offices to see what specialists they have in each location.

Salvation Army Policy and Parliamentary Unit

Not only can you link to their reports and submissions but also to some think pieces and video resources.

Bank of I.D.E.A.S

Yes its an Australia organisation, but with an amazing resource bank around community development. Well worth having a good look at for those in the community development field.

Auckland Action Against Poverty

Not only can you look at their submissions but there are also some interesting resources around radical community development.

Community Networks Aotearoa

The umbrella organisation for local community networks and council of social services (including ADCOSS) CNA has some great resources especially around new Health and Safety guidelines and other helpful documents for community organisations.

Problem Gambling Foundation

Factsheets and a library which is helpful for all those working in the fields of problem gambling, addictions, and counseling.

Ageing Well National Science Challenge

The Ageing Well National Science Challenge vision is to add life to years for all older New Zealanders. This will be achieved by harnessing science to sustain health and wellbeing into the later years of life. On their website you will find research and news to support people working in this area.

Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG works to produce evidence about the causes and effects of poverty on children and their families. It looks carefully at how Government policies affect children. CPAG publishes reports, makes submissions and conducts small-scale research projects to achieve its goals and there is a very good resource base on this website for anyone to look at.

Have we forgotten one? Email us adcoss@adcoss.org.nz and she will add it on.